Spring 2018

Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
CRWR 218-01 Creative Writing: Poetry and Fiction
Instructor: Susan Perabo
Course Description:
An introductory creative writing workshop in poetry and fiction.
1330:R   EASTC 312
CRWR 218-02 Creative Writing: Poetry and Fiction
Instructor: Adrienne Su
Course Description:
An introductory creative writing workshop in poetry and fiction.
1030:TR   EASTC 406
CRWR 218-03 Creative Writing: Poetry and Fiction
Instructor: Darrach Dolan, Sha'an Chilson
Course Description:
An introductory creative writing workshop in poetry and fiction.
1330:W   EASTC 312
1330:W   WESTC 1
CRWR 219-01 Creative Non-Fiction
Instructor: Sha'an Chilson
Course Description:
May include memoir, creative nonfiction, screenwriting, biography, novel writing, graphic novel, playwriting, genre fiction (e.g., detective, sci-fi), subgenres of poetry (e.g., visual poetry), subgenres of fiction (e.g., Magical Realism), and other forms of non-analytical writing not routinely offered.
1330:MR   WESTC 1
CRWR 219-02 Creative Writing: Memoir/Essay
Instructor: Sharon O'Brien
Course Description:
In this course, we will learn how to transform life into art by taking what may seem personal materials the experiences of a life, or lives and shaping them aesthetically into narrative. Everyone has a story that only they can tell, writer Susan Monsky once said, and this is particularly relevant in a course that focuses on memoir and personal essay. Equally true is the fact that not everyone can tell her or his story well or effectively, in a way that will engage readers. The challenge of memoir is to draw on the raw material of life and transform it into art by finding the story that emerges and creating a narrative voice to tell that story. In this course we will both encourage the emergence of writers individual voices and work on the literary techniques (many of which are shared with fiction writers) that make memoir (and personal essay) a literary genre.We will be reading examples of memoir and personal essay; the heart of the course, however, is the workshop, where we will discuss each others writing and give suggestions for revision. Classes will include discussions of the reading, freewriting, and workshopping of student papers.
1330:W   EASTC 107
CRWR 317-01 Advanced Creative Writing: Fiction
Instructor: Susan Perabo
Course Description:
Writing and discussion of fiction. Prerequisite: 218 or permission of the instructor.
1330:T   EASTC 406
CRWR 319-01 Advanced Creative Writing: Poetry
Instructor: Adrienne Su
Course Description:
Writing and discussion of poetry. Prerequisite: 218 or permission of the instructor.
1330:M   EASTC 312